New England Placenames

Coverage Name and Path: /gis/gom/cv/ne_placenames

Geographic Extent: New England

Scale: 1:1,000,000 (approximate)

Automation Date: October 2000

Automation Agency: USFWS, Gulf of Maine Program clipped and projected

Source of Data: ESRI Data & Maps (August 1999), U.S. Places Areas

Description: Names of villages, towns, and cities in New England. For more information see the 'ESRI Data & Maps' documentation. Some of the more helpful fieldsinclude:


Item Name Definition
areaname city name
class class of place (from US Census)
  class = borough or CDP (census designated place) or city or town or village
population 1990 population
arealand area in sq miles of the Place which is land
areawater area in sq miles of the Place which is water

Data Restrictions: This data may be redistributed freely with this documentation.

Status: Complete

File Type/Format: shapefile (points)

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keywords: New England, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, place names, cities, towns